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trAndeS – Advanced Studies on Inequalities and Sustainable Development is a joint initiative by the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). It is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, BMZ).

trAndeS seeks create and promote knowledge that can contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It focuses its efforts linking two dimensions: sustainable development as addressed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that the United Nations established for the year 2030, and the serious socioeconomic, sociopolitical and socioecological inequalities that persist in the Andean region. Our goal is to identify how these inequalities present challenges to achieving SDG targets how progress toward these targets can contribute to reduction of these inequalities.

trAndeS encompasses three core activities: